Year 5 Harlem Shake – World Book Day

Yesterday, we were discussing music and how we listen to it today. Youtube was mentioned, which is how lots of us hear new songs. One thing that happens today is ‘going viral’, which means songs or videos get viewed by millions of people in a short space of time.

One recent example of this is the Harlem Shake. Football teams, armies, colleges and schools have now done their own versions, and yesterday we watched Davyhulme Primary School do theirs. Maria suggested recording one of our own for World Book Day – so here it is!

harlemshake from St. Joseph’s Primary on Vimeo.

Is music art?

Today we were looking (very briefly) at the history of audio technology and how we listen to music. We were also trying to make links between music and  art. We started the lesson with the question:

‘Is music art?’

What do you think? Some of the children came up with their own ideas.








We then explored vinyl albums and singles. Why do people still like them? Some people even prefer them to mp3 players. Why is this?

Listening to vinyl records

Listening to vinyl records


Finally we looked at bands who had fantastic cover-art on the albums, and tried to recreate our own.



They are still a work in progress but we will add pictures as soon as we can!




To have my own blog


Mr connor

I think I should have my own blog because I am getting a laptop so I will be updating more and more stuff every day.Also I am very in to being a blog owner because I think this job is fit for me and it would be nice to see peoples comments and publish.If I do get the job I would be very proud to set it up. I think it would be good to show off my work to the whole wide world.

thank you for reading.